A Natchitoches man wanted by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into stolen property has turned himself in to authorities according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
Joseph L. Nash, 37, of the 100 block of Sisson Loop, Natchitoches was arrested on Monday morning, May 24th at approximately 9:12am by deputies at the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse.
Nash was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 7-counts of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things in connection with his alleged involvement and possessing items involved in an ongoing criminal investigation into stolen all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and a Kubota tractor that were recovered in the 100 block of Sisson Loop near Natchitoches on May 5 by NPSO detectives.
Nash was later released on a $35,000.00 bond set by a 10th Judicial District Court Judge pending a court appearance.
Detectives recovered an all-terrain vehicle stolen La. Hwy 119 near Derry, 1-all-terrain vehicle and trailer from Caddo Parish, 1-utility terrain vehicle from the Powhatan area, 1-utility terrain vehicle from DeSoto Parish, 1-Kubota tractor from Campti and a dirt bike from the Wade Adams Road off of La. Hwy 9 north of Campti.
Detectives say the investigation is ongoing and if you have any information regarding stolen items to please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 357-7830.
The recovered stolen items have been returned to the owners.
Detectives say several all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes had been stolen across the parish in the past couple of months. Please remember not to leave your all-terrain vehicles in open areas in plain view. Have your property lighted with street lights and install cameras if possible.
Involved in the investigation are: Detective Sgt. Craig Lacour, Detective Amber Shirley, Detective Lt. Jonathan Byles, Major Reginald Turner and Cpt. Darrel Winder.